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You need to register with us as an employer as soon as you start employing.

Gather your information

You’ll need:

  • the IRD number to be registered
  • your contact details
  • your BIC (business industry classification) code
  • the date you start employing staff.

Log in to myIR

From your myIR homepage, in the 'I want to - More' section under 'Other actions', select 'Register for new tax accounts'.

Fill in the registration form

Fill in your details including:

  • contact phone number
  • your address
  • bank account details
  • BIC code
  • employment details.

Submit your registration

Check your information is correct then select 'Submit'.

What happens next

After you've registered as an employer, we'll send you a letter with information about:

  • keeping wage records
  • making deductions from PAYE income paid to employees and contractors
  • completing and filing employer returns 
  • paying the deductions to us.

Do it in myIR